My husband is super tired most of the days when he gets home and sleeps for hour or so and is fine after that. Why?

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Sometimes he didn't even had a hard day then he is so tired, but other days when he had long meetings he is fine....we cant understand it!

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Testosterone levels in men also change sleep habits. Also like everyone has said before me. Naps are Good :-). Make sure he is drinking enough water too !
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cwillie...thank u, it is only since he was diagnosed with alzheimers. He never slept during the day before that.....cwillie your answer is most acceptable for me. Thank u
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I know for myself, it all depends if I had a good night sleep or not... and when I get home from work early afternoon I noticed that if I don't start some type of housework I find myself napping in front of the TV set :P

Also, Irries, does hubby has any aches or pains that come and go. I noticed if I have any major pain trying to get my attention, the pain becomes exhausting, thus I will nap while sitting still to control the pain.
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My thought is that being able function and remember at work is becoming more difficult. Mental work can be as exhausting as physical labour, and when he gets home he needs time to recharge. On good days he is able to process things better, some days not as well. And like all of us if he is doing something he finds more enjoyable the day probably whirls by effortlessly.
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Naps are our body's way of recharging and restoring.

I think there's a reason why some countries practice siestas during the day.
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I'm 44, no dementia, and I love naps.
I have a lot of neck/shoulder issues, and sitting at work in meetings, looking down at laptops, etc .really aggravate it. I don't usually sleep very well.
A nap is amazingly restorative to me.

Someone with early dementia may become more exhausted if they are still working and having to do a lot of concentration, decision making, and thinking all day long. Type-A people have a hard time taking breaks in the day to rest because we've been conditioned that's lazy and undeserved.

Naps are bad when they start going on for hours & hours, replace enjoyable activities, disrupt bedtime, or become a way to hide from life.

I hope your husband is seeing a dementia doctor/neurologist. You should make sure to communicate any changes that concern you to the doctor.
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It may be that I'm just getting old. :)
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He may be like me. When I go to church and out to eat on Sundays with my mother, I take a nap when I come home. Then sometimes after I cook and eat dinner I'll take a nap. I think this is fairly normal. Maybe it's a way to recharge ourselves. Trouble is that I usually feel rough when I wake. I wish I could stop getting drowsy, but it happens. I don't have dementia (that I know of) or anything else diagnosed wrong. I try to stay up, instead of nap, but it is very hard to do that. So I sleep for an hour or so.
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sorry ...my hysband has alzheimers, I am his caregiver...
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Irries, are you a caregiver? Or is your husband or you receiving care? I'm trying to fit the question into the theme of this group.
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